What if someone came in to your church and asked, May I have your seat? This question is often answered in the negative in a declining church, but growing churches answer “yes”.
Paul tells us in Colossians 4:5-6; Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Three things to remember:
1. The Open Chair
A reminder that new members and guests are always welcomed.
2. The Comfort Zone
When an area is 80% full growth begins to decline.
3. The Average Size
There are new standards of how many people will fit. People require more space than ever before.
How willing are you to give up your seat, get out of your comfort zone, or rethink the way we do church?
Always be willing to grow. Amen?